568

568/568 LL Forest Machine

The Cat® 568 forest machine can shovel and process logs, load trucks, build roads, and much more with a choice of configurations and attachments.

568 Forest Machine

DESCRIPTION

Move big timber with unmatched production, comfort, and safety.

Latest Features

  • Optional integrated vehicle health management system alerts the operator with service guidance and parts needed to enhance uptime.        
  • Optional auxiliary relay powers on and turns off CB radios and other attachments without you taking your hands off the joysticks.
  • Enhance visibility to make service work easier and safer with optional inspection lighting.
  • Make the jobsite safer with an optional swing alarm.
  • Build Number: 07B

568 Latest Features

Superior Performance

  • The Cat® C9.3B engine is 9 percent more powerful and can run on biodiesel and other renewable fuels.
  • Smart mode helps reduce fuel consumption by automatically matching engine and hydraulic power to working conditions.
  • Pick and place logs with precision and power with the state-of-the-art electrohydraulic control system.
  • Heavy lift mode along with dual swing drives that generate 10 percent more swing torque* help you move heavy logs with confidence.
  • 14 percent more travel power* helps you cover ground faster than ever.
  • Auxiliary hydraulic options let you use Cat grapples and a variety of other attachments.
  • Work in extreme environments with standard high-ambient capability of 52° C (126° F) and cold start capability of -32° C (-25° F).
*All percentages compared to 2020 model year 568.

Unmatched Operator Comfort

  • Forestry cab comes in a choice of rear or side entry with tilt-up console plus 25 percent more space*.
  • The dual HVAC system keeps operators comfortable in either cold or warm weather.
  • A wide heated and cooled air-suspension seat makes year-round work more pleasant.
  • All controls are in front of you within easy reach to reduce twisting and turning and keep you focused on the work area.
  • Tilting cab risers – 559 mm (22"), 1219 mm (48”), and 1829 mm (72") – are available to meet your work needs.
  • Stow your gear with in-cab storage beneath and behind the seat and in the consoles.
  • Use the standard radio’s USB ports and Bluetooth® technology to connect personal devices and make hands-free calls.

Simple Operation

  • Start the engine with a push button; use a Bluetooth key fob or the unique Operator ID function.
  • Use Operator ID to quickly program your attachment functions, joystick response, and engine power mode; it will remember your settings each time you go to work.
  • The engine’s passive regeneration system functions automatically with no operator input or interruption to work.
  • Navigate easily on the high-resolution touchscreen monitor.
  • The available Cat PL161 Attachment Locator helps you find tools you need up to a range of 60 m (200') – even if it’s hidden beneath overgrowth or debris.
  • Make operating easier with the touch of a joystick button. An auxiliary relay allows you to power on or turn off a CB radio or other attachments without taking your hands off the joysticks.
  • Not sure how a function works or how to maintain the machine? Always have the operator’s manual at your fingertips in the touchscreen monitor.

Versatile Configurations

  • General Forestry configuration is available with boom, stick, and hydraulic options so you can equip it for road building, grapple work, or processing.
  • Log Loader configuration is ideal for shovel logging, Butt-n-Top loading, power clam applications, and millyard work.
  • Rugged, reliable, simple-to-service Cat forestry grapples range in size from 1320 mm (52”) to 1524 mm (60”).

Easy Maintenance

  • Boost productivity with proactive service reminders. The new integrated vehicle health management system alerts the operator with step-by-step service guidance along with parts needed so you don't experience any unnecessary downtime.
  • Expect up to 15 percent less maintenance cost along with 65 fewer filters than the previous series. (Savings calculated over 12,000 machine hours.)
  • Replace fuel filters at 1,000 hours – twice the interval from the previous filters.
  • Get improved filtration and longer 3,000 hour service life with the advanced hydraulic oil return filter – 50 percent longer service than previous filter designs.
  • The high-efficiency cooling fan runs only when needed; program intervals so the fan automatically reverses to keep cores clean without interrupting your work.
  • S·O·SSM ports simplify maintenance and allow for quick, easy extraction of fluid samples for analysis.

Enhanced Safety

  • The cab meets the following standards: ROPS/FOPS/OPS/TOPS,ISO 8082-2:2011, ISO 8083:2006 11,600J,ISO 10262:1998 Level II, ISO 8084:2003,SAE J1356 2022, WCB G603 2021, and OR-OSHA 437-007-775(14).
  • Access most routine maintenance points at ground level.
  • Right-hand steps provide easy, safe, and quick access to upper service platform; the steps and service platform use anti-skid punch plate to prevent slipping.
  • Larger 32 mm (11/4” ) polycarbonate front window, smaller cab pillars, and a flat engine hood improve visibility by 50 percent.
  • Standard rearview camera enhances jobsite visibility; sideview camera is optional.
  • The monitor’s slope and grade indicator tells you the machine's position to help optimize its performance.
  • Enhance jobsite safety. Add a swing alarm to alert people when you're rotating from trench to stockpile and back again.

  • Standard Equipment
  • Optional Equipment
  • Specs
  • Docs

Standard Equipment

  • CAB
    • ROPS Forestry cab with polycarbonate windows
    • 4-point harness seat belt
    • Heated and cooled seat with air-adjustable suspension
    • Integrated joysticks
    • Tilt-up left-side console (side-entry cab only)
    • High-resolution touchscreen monitor
    • Bluetooth integrated radio (including USB, aux port and microphone)
    • 12V DC outlets
    • Keyless push-to-start engine control
    • Automatic bi-level air conditioner
    • LED dome and floor lights
    • Windshield wiper and washer
    • Behind seat storage
    • Retractable sunshade
  • CAT TECHNOLOGIES
    • Cat Product Link
    • Remote Services capability
  • ELECTRICAL SYSTEM
    • Maintenance-free 1000 CCA batteries (x4)
    • Centralized electrical disconnect switch
    • LED chassis, boom (GF), stick (LL) and cab lights
  • ENGINE
    • Electric fuel priming pump
    • Three selectable modes: Power, Smart, Eco
    • Automatic engine speed control
    • Automatic engine idle shutdown
    • Up to 4500m (14,764 ft) altitude capability
    • 52° C (126° F) high-ambient cooling capacity
    • -32° C (-25° F) cold start capability
    • Hydraulic reverse fan
    • Two-stage fuel filter system
    • Double element air filter with integrated pre-cleaner
  • HYDRAULIC SYSTEM
    • Boom and stick regeneration circuits
    • Boom and stick drift reduction valve
    • Electronic main control valve
    • Automatic hydraulic oil warmup
    • Automatic swing parking brake
    • High performance hydraulic return filter
    • Automatic two speed travel
    • Bio hydraulic oil capability
    • High torque swing drive
    • Swing cushion valve
    • Tool control software
  • SAFETY AND SECURITY
    • Caterpillar One Key security system
    • Lockable service doors
    • Lockable external tool/storage box
    • Lockable fuel caps and hydraulic tank
    • Signaling/warning horn
    • Travel alarm
    • Ground-level secondary engine shutoff switch
    • Rearview camera
  • SERVICE AND MAINTENANCE
    • Side-entry service platform
    • Left/Right-side fuel fill locations
    • Grouped location for engine oil and fuel filters
    • S·O·S sampling ports
  • UNDERCARRIAGE AND STRUCTURES
    • High Wide undercarriage
    • Grease lubricated track with positive pin retention
    • Catwalks
    • Tie down points
    • Counterweight fuel tank
    • Heavy-duty track rollers
    • Heavy-duty travel motor guards
    • Heavy-duty bottom guards
    • Track guiding guards
    • High drawbar final drives
    • Heavy-duty recoil springs
    • Heavy-duty hydraulic swivel
    • Heavy-duty hydraulic swivel guard

Optional Equipment

  • BOOMS AND STICKS
    • 6.5 m (21'4") Reach boom - General Forestry
    • 7.09 m (23'3") Straight boom - Log Loader
    • 3.2 m (10'6") Reach stick
    • 3.9 m (12'10") Reach stick
    • 4.73 m (15'6") Over/Under stick
    • 4.73 m (15'6") Under/Under Power Clam stick
  • CAB
    • Rear entry
    • Side entry
    • 559 mm (22") tilting riser
    • 1219 mm (48") tilting riser
    • 1829 mm (72") tilting riser
    • CB radio mounts
    • Cat Stick Steer
    • Auxiliary relay
  • ELECTRICAL SYSTEM
    • Premium lighting - General Forestry - 6 additional LED lights
    • Premium lighting - Log Loader - 10 additional LED lights
  • ENGINE
    • Cold start package with block heater and ether assist
  • HYDRAULIC SYSTEM
    • Medium pressure circuit
  • SAFETY AND SECURITY
    • Easy lock cab tilting system
    • Cab riser light
    • Inspection lighting
    • Swing alarm
    • Right-hand sideview camera
  • SERVICE AND MAINTENANCE
    • Integrated vehicle health management system
  • UNDERCARRIAGE AND STRUCTURES
    • 700 mm (28") double and single grouser shoes
    • 850 mm (33") triple grouser shoes

Specs

Overview

Long Name:
568/568 LL Forest Machine
Name:
568
Brand:
Cat
Status:
Current

Engine

Engine Model
Cat C9.3B
Net Power - ISO 9249
346 HP / 257.9 kW
Engine Power - ISO 14396
347 HP / 259 kW
Bore
4.53 in / 115 mm
Stroke
5.87 in / 149 mm
Displacement
567.5 r/min / 9.3 r/min

Drive

Maximum Travel Speed
2.7 mile/h / 4.3 km/h
Maximum Drawbar Pull
84978 lbf / 378 kN

Hydraulic System

Main System - Maximum Flow
153 gal/min / 581 l/min
Maximum Pressure - Equipment
5076 psi / 35000 kPa
Maximum Pressure - Equipment - Lift Mode
5511 psi / 38000 kPa
Maximum Pressure - Travel
5076 psi / 35000 kPa
Maximum Pressure - Swing
4119 psi / 28400 kPa

Swing Mechanism

Swing Speed
6.1 r/min / 6.1 r/min
Maximum Swing Torque
163 kN·m / 120222 lb/ft

Weights

General Forestry
106920 lb / 48500 kg
Log Loader (U/U)
108690 lb / 49300 kg

Service Refill Capacities

Fuel Tank
262 gal (US) / 990 l
Cooling System
5 gal (US) / 20 l
Engine Oil
8 gal (US) / 32 l
Swing Drive
3 gal (US) / 10.5 l
Final Drive - Each
3 gal (US) / 9.5 l
Hydraulic System - Including Tank
101 gal (US) / 383 l
Hydraulic Tank
49 gal (US) / 185 l
DEF Tank
21 gal (US) / 80 l

Working Ranges

Max Reach at Stick Nose at Ground Level - General Forestry Road Builder
460 in / 11690 mm
Max Reach at Grapple Mount on Heel at Ground Level - Log Loader Under/Under
509 in / 12930 mm

Dimensions

Shipping Height - Tilted Cab
159 in / 4030 mm
Note (1)
General Forestry
Handrail Height
138 in / 3510 mm
Length: General Forestry - Boom Stretched Out
607 in / 15430 mm
Length: Log Loader - Boom Stretched Out
667 in / 16930 mm
Tail Swing Radius
149 in / 3790 mm
Counterweight Clearance
59 in / 1500 mm
Ground Clearance
30 in / 760 mm
Track Length
216 in / 5490 mm
Track Length to Center of Rollers
175 in / 4450 mm
Track Gauge
115 in / 2920 mm
Transport Width
144 in / 3650 mm